MICHAEL Y. BENNETT is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he teaches courses on modern drama. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurd (forthcoming September 2015); Narrating the Past through Theatre (2012); Words, Space, and the Audience (2012); and Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd (2011)/(Paperback 2013). He is the editor of Oscar Wilde's Society Plays (forthcoming August 2015); with, Benjamin D. Carson, Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives (2012)/(Paperback 2014); and Refiguring Oscar Wilde’s Salome (2011). He is also the Editor of New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies. In addition, he was a UW System Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities in 2014 and the recipient of the 2015 UW-Whitewater Award for Outstanding Research.